Bill Henderson

Chief of the Undersea People Mask

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  • Chief of the Undersea People Mask

Bill Henderson

Chief of the Undersea People Mask

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This impressive Chief of the Undersea World or Komokwa Mask is painted and carved in red cedar by Master Carver Bill Henderson from the Kwakwaka´wakw Nation. The mask features 16 abalone inlays, two bunches of cedar bark, and a finely tooled radiating crown. It features dark green, red, maroon and black acrylic. 

The Komokwa Symbol represents the “Wealthy One” and is the mythical King of the Supernatural Undersea World. He is also called the Copper Maker. The King or Guardian of the Sea is a very powerful and wealthy ruler who lives in a great House made of copper under the sea, filled with food and treasures. It is said that he is the master and protector of the seals and has live sea lions as house posts that guard the entrance.

Find more information about and examples of The Komokwa Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.

The mask is about 21 inches or 53 centimeters high, about 16.5 inches or 42 centimeters wide and about 10.5 inches or 26 centimeters deep.

If this item is Sold Out, please email us at info@spiritsofthewestcoast.com as we may be able to give you a quote to have a similar one made.